Turkey Receives 22 Awards From WorldStar 2019

Turkey received 22 awards in the WorldStar 2019 Competition organized by World Packaging Organization (WPO). With this result, Turkey is the second country that received the highest number of awards. 

Organized by World Packaging Organization (WPO) and one of the most prestigious competitions in the industry, WorldStar 2019 announced the results. Turkey received 22 awards in WorldStar 2019, where 33 countries competed in 12 categories, where a total of 319 applications were submitted. The three countries with the highest number of awards were Japan with 26 awards, Turkey with 22 awards and China with 21 awards. The President's Award, Sustainability Award, Marketing Award and Save Food Packaging Award, which all are the special awards of the competition will soon be announced. Companies who win awards will receive them at the awards ceremony which will take place in Prague, the capital city of Czechia on May 15, 2019. 


Zeki Saribekir, President of the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) said Turkey received 5 awards the previous year and increased this number to 22 in 2019, which is a great achievement. Congratulating all the companies who took part in the competition and received awards, Saribekir mentioned that the rise of Turkish packaging industry in the global area continues. 

He stated that Turkish packaging industry is taking decisive steps on the way to become the packaging center of Eurasia and continues its stable growth by focusing on value added production, and awards from competitions such as this one reinforce the perception of Turkish packaging industry on the global scale.

Addressing the Crescents and Stars of Packaging competition which was held for the eighth time last year, he highlighted that it is the only Packaging Competition in Turkey that has competence and validity in the international arena. Stating that they initiated this competition to provide competitive strength to brand owners, designers and packaging manufacturers in the international markets, he said that the winners are able to take part in WorldStar and AsiaStar competitions held by World Packaging Organization and Asia Packaging Federation.

Companies that received awards in WorldStar 2019:

1.       Asas Ambalaj Baski San. ve Tic. A.S. - Message Pack
2.       Asas Ambalaj Baski San. ve Tic. A.S - PocketLam
3.       Bak Ambalaj - BAK Specials Easter Package Noctiluca®
4.       Bayindir Ambalaj - Acoustic Box
5.       Bayindir Packaging Industry - Technological Box
6.       Beta Food Industry & Trade Inc. - Beta Tea Tera Nova Collection
7.       Camis Ambalaj San. A.S. - Pasabahce 12 pcs Teacup & Saucer Display
8.       Elif Plastik Ambalaj San. ve Tic. A.S. - Elif HyPEr 
9.       Greiner Ambalaj - Lid with Spoon
10.     Harman Ambalaj San. Tic. Ltd. Sti. - O'cup Oven Cups
11.     Mondi Tire Kutsan Kagit ve Ambalaj San. A.S. - Pick Up Tray     
12.     Mondi Tire Kutsan Kagit ve Ambalaj San. A.S. - Side Support 
13.     Netpak Ambalaj San. Tic. A.S. - Easy to Use Shopping Bag
14.     Olmuksan International Paper - Ready to Go Fruit Box 
15.     Özerplast Plastik - Printed Laminated PE Multipack Shrink Film
16.     Özler Plastik San. ve Tic. A.S. - PET Ketchup Bottle with Active Oxygen Barrier Suitable for Hot Filling
17.     Platin Packaging Design - Woman of Ayvalik
18.     Sarten Packaging Company - 5 Lt & 10 Lt Opet Adblue Jerrycan
19.     Sisecam A.S. - Frederik Beer Bottle
20.     Teksan Teneke Kutu Amb. San. ve Tic. A.S. - Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Tin
21.     Teksan Teneke Kutu Amb. San. ve Tic. A.S. - Vitanella Premium Tea Tins
22.     Unilever - Dust-repellent & Easy-open loose Tea Foil Laminate



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